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Act will help save Wellington Dam

Maher, J. (1976) Act will help save Wellington Dam. The Countryman, 2 December 1976. pp. 20-24 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Two-page article discusses the increasing salinity of rivers and catchment areas having been highlighted by an Act to save the Wellington Dam from becoming too salty for irrigation and domestic use.
The Country Areas Water Supply Amendment Act will allow the State Government to control land clearing in the Wellington Dam catchment area.
Under the Act, a licence will need to be obtained for land clearing and the licence will be subject to conditions and variations.
The licences will be issued by the Public Works Department.
The Act allows compensation for owners adversely affected by a refusal to grant a licence, the cancellation of a licence or the imposition of unacceptable conditions.

This article contains two images, one is a view of part of Wellington Dam, one is a view of the catchment of the Wellington Dam.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1976 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58189
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